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review 2017-09-12 20:04
Holiday in the Hamptons (From Manhattan with Love) - Sarah Morgan

4.5 Stars

 

This was my first book by Sarah Morgan and as such, the first in this series. I had no trouble following along and actually I didn't even remember that it was a series until I started to review the book. In reading the book, I had no idea! Yay!

This was a great beach read, escape story and every entertaining. I loved the bit about the twin sisters, Fliss and Harriet, and how it was hard, if you didn't know them real well, to tell them apart. It reminded me of that "Parent Trap" movie, only a lot more grownup. 

I sped through this book and while the main character, Fliss was going on and on about whether she should give Seth a chance and did she really have any feelings for him, yada yada yada. While some books can drive you crazy with this issue, I think the author handled it beautifully. I did not tire of the story or characters and sped right through.

Thanks to Harlequin, HQN Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-08-25 13:12
Review: Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan
Holiday in the Hamptons (From Manhattan with Love) - Sarah Morgan

Fliss and Seth share a history that was left in the past ten years ago. He broke her heart, she broke his, and they walked away from their brief but passionate love. However, now Seth is in Manhattan, working at the vet office Fliss and her twin/business partner, Harriet, frequent with the animals they care for. Since talking to Seth would be too difficult for Fliss, she flees the city only to end up in Seth’s arms. 

 

Right from the start, Holiday in the Hamptons sets the stage perfectly for the emotional journey that is Fliss and Seth, and I fell in love with the idea of Fliss and Seth. Teenage crushes, first loves, broke up for all the wrong reasons. This second-chance romance brings together two people who have always been in love, but lack of communication and some other external issues tore them apart. The opening prologue set the stage for what I knew would be both a heart-wrenching and heart-warming story. I love that their relationship brought readers some of both. This is probably the slowest slow-burn romance I’ve read, but it’s just marvelous. The emotional connections are worth it. 

 

I was concerned with Fliss’s idea of pretending to be her twin, Harriet, as I am not a fan of the mistaken-identity trope. But my worries were for naught, because the author has fun with the situation, yet never lets it get out of hand. I mean… if you are related to someone, can you really fool them by pretending to be another? There are several silly moments, but there is a larger benefit to Fliss’s efforts. When pretending to be Harriet, Fliss doesn’t have to have her walls up, and she can talk to Seth. While they don’t share anything earth-shattering, it creates the foundation for their new friendship, something that wouldn’t have happened without the protection of pretending to be Harriet.

 

Fliss had a rough childhood, and many of her issues with personal connections stem from her upbringing. I admire that the author demonstrates how tough it was through flashbacks and ties it into her difficulties as an adult. I also love that Fliss is a work in progress - committing to changing, and that there is no pretty bow put around her issues. We know there is still work ahead. Which is also why I had a big issue with a very small scene at the end of the book when Seth says something to Fliss that is intended to be sweet and funny; however, with her history, and the care Seth has for her feelings, was the exact wrong thing to say. Most readers will probably gloss over it and never have an issue, but it pulled me right out of the happy moment. It wasn’t a game changer in this otherwise amazing romance, but it did give me pause right near the end of the book.

 

In the end, Holiday in the Hamptons is another wonderful story from the talented Sarah Morgan. She creates characters that I care about - ones I can relate to in some way and I want to befriend. Such is the case of Fliss and Seth. Their second-chance is full of ups and downs, and I enjoyed taking the journey with them.

 

My Rating:  A- Enjoyed A Lot

Review copy provided by NetGalley

Originally Posted at That's What I'm Talking About

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text 2017-07-01 14:05
June 2017 Round-Up and Giveaway

 

I hope you all had a great month and enjoying your start of the summer. Hopefully everyone is enjoying new and exciting books or even older but still exciting books. 

While June went by fast, way to fast, it still turned out to be a great month.

Book-wise I got plenty of ARCS done, still working on some and waiting on others. But overall it was a great month . I have also been working on the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas.  I just started book 3 and so far I'm really enjoying the series.Okay, okay I'm LOVING it. I will post my reviews soon....... I'm hoping lol.

There is  a new Summer giveaway happening and I will add the copter at the bottom.

I don't have any real plans for July, except finish up some ARCS and continue with the Throne of Glass series. 

Here are some new releases for July, the list is from Goodreads. 

Last Breath by Karin Slaughter, Detecting Greed by Mikey Lee, Dark Water by Parker Bilal on July 11th.

July 18th

Kiss my Boots by Harper Sloan , In the Midnight Howl by Renee George and

Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn.

July 25th

Lucky in Love by Kasie West, Wildfire by Ilona Andrews.

Finally here are my books for June, and as always buy-links can be found in the reviews that are linked. 

For those who are live in the USA , have a great, fun and save 4th  of July :) 

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New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan

 

 

Meet Molly New York’s most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine.

Meet Daniel A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no-one can get hurt. But then he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning…

Molly and Daniel think they know everything there is to know about relationships…until they meet each other that is…

 

 

 

 

4 ★

 

 


Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

 

Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on. Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived. But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

 

 

 

4 ½ ★

 

 


Dark Water by Parker Bilal

 

 

When an Englishman, Marcus Winslow, appears at Makana’s door one April morning, Makana does not realize that he will soon risk losing everything he has built for himself in Cairo. Winslow represents the British government–meaning the Secret Intelligence Service–and he has a special mission to offer, one that Makana cannot resist: Ayoub Hadari, a dangerous specialist in biochemical nerve agents, is on the run and asking for asylum. The only person who can bring him in is Makana–by Ayoub’s own request. Ayoub has gone underground in Istanbul and Makana, for the first time since arriving in Egypt, must travel abroad, to a city he doesn’t know. Can he trust Marcus Winslow? Or is something more sinister in the works? In this foreign city, Makana soon realizes that nothing is what it appears to be. Suddenly, his past is racing to catch up with him, and Makana becomes both hunter and hunted.

 

 

 

 

3 ★

 

 

 

 


One Grave at a Time  by Jeaniene Frost

 

 

 

 

How Do You Send A Killer to the Grave When He’s Already Dead? Having narrowly averted an (under)World War, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’s voodoo queen just keeps on giving – leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he take physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity – forever. But one wrong step and they’ll be digging their own graves.

 

 

 

4 ★

 

 


Kiss My Boots by Harper Sloan

 

 

 

In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

 

 

 

 

5 ★

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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review 2017-06-01 17:18
Review: New York, Actually (From Manhattan with Love #4) by Sarah Morgan
New York, Actually: A Romance Novel (From Manhattan With Love) - Sarah Morgan

 

 

 

Meet Molly New York’s most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine.

Meet Daniel A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no-one can get hurt. But then he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning…

Molly and Daniel think they know everything there is to know about relationships…until they meet each other that is…

 

 

 

 

This is my first book by Sarah Morgan and part of a series, I must say I didn’t pay attention when I got this title for review. But it can easily be read as a standalone without being confusing or having the feeling you miss something. I wasn’t sure if I would but I really enjoyed this book. I liked the story , the writing and the characters. I also really enjoyed the Dear Aggie parts, which was really Molly but still … it made it just a tad more enjoyable. I also liked that they took it slow and started being friends first even though both felt the attraction, I wasn’t sure about Molly at first and she seemed a bit too much at first but I ended up really liking her and of course Valentine. I also really enjoyed Daniel. Just enough macho not too much not too little. Overall, the book was really enjoyable and I will be reading more by this author.

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated 5 times for the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

Look out for Miracle on 5th Avenue, Sarah's latest release in her series set in New York City and coming in 2016.

 

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url 2017-05-30 19:45
68 New Releases in series today
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A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery - Rita Mae Brown
Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Dark Zone - George Galdorisi,Jeff Rovin
Dying Breath: A Heart-Stopping Novel of Paranormal Romantic Suspense (Krewe of Hunters) - Heather Graham
Fairy Tail 60 - Hiro Mashima
Beyond Reason (The Texas Trilogy) - Kat Martin
Spectacle - Rachel Vincent
Shadow Reaper (A Shadow Rider Novel) - Christine Feehan
New York, Actually: A Romance Novel (From Manhattan With Love) - Sarah Morgan

See https://www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar for full list and more thorough series details.

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